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Open Access Week at Athabasca – Oct. 24-28, 2011

For the 3rd year Athabasca University is participating in Open Access Week by sponsoring a series of free Adobe Connect sessions from 12:00-1:00 PM Mountain Time (GMT-6). This year we are highlighting activities associated with our new UNESCO/COL Chair in Open Educational resources.

All are welcomed.



To celebrate the appointment of Dr. Rory McGreal as the UNESCO/Commonwealth of Learning Chair in Open Educational Resources (OER), Athabasca University is presenting a series of five noon-hour webcasts exploring major issues and opportunities presented by OER. Each session will feature an internationally known promoter and developer of open educational resources, research, or ideas. Everyone is welcome; please join us for these webcasts. For more information, please contact Tony Tin, Head, Digital Initiative and Electronic Resources. E-mail: tonyt@athabascau.ca, Phone# (780)675-6486.

Please visit the links below for more information on each presentation, presenter’s biographies, and to find the links to the Adobe Connect Sessions on each day.

Click on: Launch Webcast

From noon to 1 p.m. MDT


Monday, October 24th- Fun and Fear in Open Spaces

Presenters: Dr. Terry Anderson, Dr. Jon Dron



Tuesday, October 25th- Post Secondary Leadership in the OER Movement

Presenter: Dr. Frits Pannekoek



Wednesday, October 26th – Making Sense of Complexity in Open Information Environments

Presenter: George Siemens



Wednesday, October 26th – Making Sense of Complexity in Open Information Environments

Presenter: George Siemens



Thursday, October 27th – Panel on Moving to Open Educational Resources at Athabasca University

Presenters: Dr. Lisa Carter, Dr. Cindy Ives, Tony Tin, Colin Elliott



Friday, October 28th – OER’s and Sustainable Innovation: Low Cost, Low Risk but High Impact

Presenters: Dr. Rory McGreal, Dr. Wayne Mackintosh


These presentations are among many events taking place internationally to highlight Open Access Week.


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